Sandy Frykholm has worked as a writer in public relations, journalism, poetry, and plays. An avid reader of historical fiction, her current pursuit is writing novels set in the medieval Kingdom of Naples and the Mediterranean area.
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Sandy Frykholm:I have to admit, I never thought about the translation of the word “Carnevale”! But ‘farewell to meat’ makes sense, as that was the tradition for centuries. Here are some ideas from the Sons of Italy blog for celebrating Carnevale! Originally posted on Sons of Italy Blog: It’s Carnevale!…
Many of my readers are interested in genealogy and researching their family history. I recently heard of this webinar which might be of interest: http://www.shopfamilytree.com/italian-genealogy-crash-course-webinar?et_mid=718729&rid=249714348 If you take it, I’d love to know what you thought of it!
Glenn and I with Piero at the Cantina di Biffi in Sulmona. Note bottle of Montepulciano d’Abruzzo on the table. We drank a lot of wine in Italy. Italian wine. Big mouthfilling reds and crisp Calabrian whites. But one of the most lasting wine pleasures we discovered was Montepulciano d’Abruzzo,…